why can a VFT can get a fly by moving so slow?

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why can a VFT can get a fly by moving so slow?

by lemonlily » Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:22 am

is it because it is so slow the fly doesn't notice?
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Re: why can a VFT can get a fly by moving so slow?

by Matt » Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:51 am

Yeah, I've seen them slowly close on insects and the insect doesn't flinch. I'm not entirely certain why, but it might be because plants are normally inanimate and the fly's instinct tells it that the wind is blowing the leaves or something. Just a guess. I'm sure someone else can come up with a better guess.
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Re: why can a VFT can get a fly by moving so slow?

by lemonlily » Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:25 pm

it probably doesn't even notice. i saw that video on your website.
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